City Councilors Cynthia Borrego and Klarissa Peña Kick Off Hispanic Heritage Month

Virtual celebration began Hispanic Heritage Month, which lasts from September 15 to October 15.

On Tuesday, September 15th, leaders from over 50 local, state and national Hispanic, education, government, civic, military and business organizations hosted a virtual Kick-Off celebration on The Hispanic Heritage Month Facebook and GOV TV.

The organizations have formed an alliance to promote events and activities taking place from September 15 through October 15 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This year’s national theme is “Hispanics: Be Proud of Your Past, Embrace the Future; Hispanos: Sean Orgullosos de su pasado y Asuman su Futuro.”

Brief celebratory comments will be made by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Lt. Governor Dr. Howie Morales, Mayor Tim Keller, City Councilor Klarissa Pena; City Councilor Cynthia Borrego, Norma Ang Sanchez, Consulate of Mexico; Synthia Jaramillo, Director of Economic Development, Ernie C’deBaca, CEO and President of Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce; and Co-Chairs of the Hispanic Heritage Committee, Irma Ruiz and Dr. Jennifer Gomez-Chavez. In addition, there will be a special performances local musical groups to include: Mariachi Tierra del Encanto, Festival Ballet of Albuquerque, Max Baca y Los TexManiacs, National Institute of Flamenco, and Sparx y Lorenzo Antonio.

The Hispanic Heritage Committee works to promote the cultural, educational and entertainment events and programs to be held during Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize, honor and provide education about the many contributions Hispanics have made to our community and the nation.